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It's our sincere desire that you find yourself at home and welcomed here at Alexandria Covenant. Please visit us at the Welcome Center to learn more about how you and your family can get connected to others within the church and our community. • Nursery is available for infants - 3 years old. • Assisted listening devices at the Welcome Center

HYMNS OF PRAISE

(10:30 am)

#23 0 Worship the King #463 Like a River Glorious

OFFERING OUR GIFTS You Know Me - Jim and Leesa Lee

CHILDREN'S CHURCH VIDEO

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(4 yrs-2nd grade) in Room 108

TODAY'S MESSAGE By Still Waters: Confident in His Care by Pastor John LeVahn

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, I LACK NOTHING. HE MAKES ME LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES, HE LEADS ME BESIDE Q1JIET WATERS, HE REFRESHES MY SOUL. HE GUIDES ME ALONG THE RIGHT PATHS FOR HIS NAME'S SAKE. -PSALM 23:1-3


Pre-Register September 12 in the Commons Area at Church or stop by the Welcome Center Kiosk M-F 8:00 am-4:30 pm or visit us online www.alexandriacovenant.org/awana

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Awana is a mid-week program for kids age 3l/2-6 th grade to gather for an awesome evening of games, Gospel centered Bible lessons, Bible memorization and fun. Kids in Awana learn that the Bible is true, and they can firmly trust what it says.

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MOPS is for EVERY mom! Lakes Area MOPS now has two meeting times: • 1ST TUESDAY MORNINGS 9:30-11:15AM • 3RD TUESDAY EVENINGS 6:30-8: 15PM There's still time to register! Visit www.LakesAreaMOPS.org We are in need of at least 4 individuals to watch children on Tuesday evenings. We are also in need of Mentor Moms who will be available to help others and share their knowledge. Please consider blessing families by serving in this ministry. GOVlVlec.t wit\-! Step\-! IVYdil:. o.t 320.1b3.3110 Oy step \-!t@veYSo.Si<;jVlS.c.oY>\


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The short-term Mission Team is going to Haiti in October and you can help support them by joining us for a soup and bread lunch fundraiser. Help support this team as they minister to an orphanage and a rural church. Stop by the table in the Commons Area for information about the trip to Haiti before you head downstairs. \...oc",tioYl: c::.~I'\/F\"'(' - G.l.lestioYls? (,,,,ll Jil'\ WiYl\:.els , 320.2 1'Ul'130

WOMEN'S RETREAT: AUTHENTIC CHRISTIANITY Septe~bey 14-16 Join us as we hear from guest speaker Debbie Griffith. I ntrigu i ng and informative workshop options, time to reconnect with family and friends. Relaxed schedule, freedom to choose. Activities include a silent auction, paintball, hot tub, sauna, pontoon lake tours, foot massage, zip line and much more. (,,,,ll to ye<;jiste y, 320.132.321'8

SENIOR ADULT DAY Septe~bey 18, 10:00 ~~ Join us for a delicious luncheon and an inspiring musical concert performed by the Jorgensen family of Cokato, MN. Freewill offeri ng. Register by Septem ber 11. (,,,,ll to ye<;jiste y, 320.132.321'8

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Group will be meeting for a great time of teaching, small groups, a meal and fun. Don't miss out on this opportunity to meet other leaders and Sr. High students from the area.

SUNDAY MORNINGS: No Sr. High Sunday School Classes. We encourage you to join one of the Adult Classes or serve in the Nursery, Children's Ministry, ushering, hospitatlity and more. Foy deto.ils C.OYlto.c.t ? o.stOY SYio.Yl Fo.Y\:'o., 320.,&0'&.43; 1

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Conceived in Rape ... Meant to Live. Hear the story of nationally known speaker and author Rebecca Kiessling, a woman whose experience left her feeling worthless, but has since grown to know that she is priceless. Stop by the table in the Commons Area September 16 and 23 for more information .

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Volunteer during the Awana Program! Teens and adults are welcome to serve on the team.

• Sparks Leader • Kindergarten • Nursery Volunteer • 2nd Grade

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- - SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9 - - 9:00 AM CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP 9:00 AM CHILDREN'S CHURCH VIDEO - ROOM 108 10:30 AM HYMNS & CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP 9:00 AM PRAYERS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT - GYMIFLC 10:30 AM DIVINE ENCOUNTERS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT - GYMlFLC 10:30 AM GENESIS - ROOM 116 10:30 AM II PETER - ROOM 120 10:30 AM CRAZY LOVE SMALL GROUP- ROOM 114 10:30-11:30 AM JUNGLE (AGE 3-K) - PRESCHOOL ZONE 10:30-11:30 AM PROMISELAND (GR 1-5) - MINISTRY CENTER 10:30 AM THE SWITCH (GR. 6) - ROOM 131 10:30 JOURNEY/CONFIRMATION (GR. 7-8) - ROOM 130AIB/C 6:30 PM CRAZY LOVE SMALL GROUP- ROSENGREN'S HOME 6:30 PM CRAZY LOVE SMALL GROUP- SILBERNICK'S HOME

- - MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10 - - - - - - ::CELEBRATE RECOVERY CONCERT - MINISTRY CENTER CRAZY LOVE SMALL GROUP (KRANTZ) - ROOM 120 COLLEGE & CAREER - SHEILA SMESRUD'S HOME CRAZY LOVE SMALL GROUP- ALEXANDRIA TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE 7:00 PM CRAZY LOVE SMALL GROUP- KLUVER'S HOME 7:00 PM CRAZY LOVE SMALL GROUP- LEVAHN'S HOME 7:00 PM CRAZY LOVE SMALL GROUP- FRANSON'S HOME 6:30 6:30 7:00 7:00

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- - TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11 - - - - - 6:30 PM BEGINNING CHRISTIANITY SMALL GROUP- ROOM 111 7:00 PM CRAZY LOVE SMALL GROUP- COFFMAN'S HOME


- - WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12 - - - 9:00 AM KOFFEE & KARE - TRAVELER'S INN 10:00 AM CRAZY LOVE SMALL GROUP- BENTZ'S HOME 5:30 PM CHOIR REHEARSAL - WORSHIP CENTER 6:00 PM AWANA REGISTRATION - COMMONS AREA 6:30 PM YOUTH LEADERS MEETING - 130AIB/C 7:00 PM CRAZY LOVE SMALL GROUP- HURLBUT'S HOME 7:15 PM AWANA TEAM TRAINING - FELLOWSHIP CENTER

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CRAZY LOVE SMALL GROUP (JOHNSON) - ROOM 111 CRAZY LOVE SMALL GROUP - ERICKSON'S HOME CRAZY LOVE SMALL GROUP - EDWARD'S HOME CRAZY LOVE SMALL GROUP (WINTER) - ROOM 1

- - FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14 - - - - - - 6:00 AM MEN'S BIBLE STUDY - FELLOWSHIP CENTER

- - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15 - - - - - 8:00 AM MIGHTY MEN OF PRAYER - ROOM 116

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What is the Covenant Cupboard? This is a ministry of this church where we are able to offer opportunities to share Christ's love by sharing food. We also provide coaching for shopping and food preparation with those who are in need. We are currently in need of the following items: towels, bathroom tissue, canned or packaged complete meals, flour, sugar, evaporated milk and canned fruit. Please place non-perishable items in the baskets located at each entrance door. Paper and hygiene items are accepted as well. G,l.lestioYlS? GOYlto.ct "o.t"'~

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SepteWlbey 10, 6:30 pWl Join us for a concert by local music artist, Connie Lee. Connie Lee and her husband, Kevin, own and operate Tennessee Roadhouse in Alexandria. Refresh ments wi II be offered followi ng the concert. Everybody is welcome! Freewill offering. Childcare available. L.oco.tioYl: MiYlisty~ GeYltey G,l.lestioYls? GOYlto.ct Go.to.l~st G"'I.lYc"',

We are excited to welcome Jeanette Meyers to the ACC ministry staff. Jeanette will be serving as the Financial Secretary beginning September 17.

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Never been in a small group study before? Have too many unanswered questions rolling around in your head? Do you want to believe and have greater faith but want the facts to back it up and make it real? This is for you , singles, couples , young , old and in between invited .

To join this Small Group , please complete the short form below and deposit in the offering plate on Sunday Morning or at the Church Office , or sign-up at the Welcome Center. L.oco.tioYl : ~Ool"l III

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PRAYER REQU ESTS • John (John Scholl 's father) • Paul & Li nda Kusmak 's extended fam i Iy • Peg Riecken • Sharon Stork • Deb Trudell • Curti s (Dale & Deb Trudell's son-i n-Iaw) • Don Haseman • Bob (J an Dzu bay's friend/ neighbor) • Larry Sch ubert • Gary (Ken Steiger's fr iend) • Daryl (Orvi s & Dolly Ji bben's son) • Lisa (Wes & Betty Bj urlin's friend) • Dan (Joyce Snyder's son) • Tom (Sheila Smesrud's dad)

• Ron (Sharon Stork's brotherin-law) • Carl Langner • Drew Eidsvold • Harry (Sharon Stork's brother) • Tom (Mike & Jane ll Berna rdy's son) • Mark Blair • Jan Swanson • Brad Burg • Justin Carlstrom • Lonnie Hoium http ://www. caringbr idge.org/visit/ Lonn ieHoium • Tyson Meissner • Erika Rodriguez www. caringbridge.org/visitl erikarodriguez • Roger (Lynn Johnson's father)

STAFF

LEADERSHIP TEAM

John LeVa hn - Senior Pastor Trinity Opp - Exec uti ve Pastor Bri an Farka - Pastor of Stud ent Ministri es Julie Barn es - Director of Children's Ministry Nancy Holm - Director of Wors hip Ministri es Chanda Win ke ls - Ass istant Director of Children's Mini stry Ch eri Timm - Admini strati ve Sec retary Jea nette Meyers - Fin ancial Sec retary Libby Taveirne - Fac ility Ass istant Matthew Sa ndahl · Graphi c Designer Paul Ku smak - Fac ility Spec ialist Ruth Nelson - Administrati ve Ass istant

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Please note that ACC may use your image or your child's image in any ACC publication, promotional materials, slide shows, or the ACC website. Contact the office if you choose to eecline participation for yourself or your family.


September 9, 2012